Personnel: Gene Krupa (drums); Graham Young, Torg Halten, Norman Murphy, Roy Eldridge (vocals, trumpet); Irene Daye, Leo Watson, Anita O'Day (vocals); Ray Biondi (guitar); Bob Snyder, Clint Neagley, Mascagni Ruffo, George Siravo, Ben Feman, Sam Listengart, Rex Kittig, Murray Williams, Jimmy Migliore (alto saxophone); Walter Bates, Sam Donahue, Sam Musiker (tenor saxophone); Nate Kazebier, Tom Dicarlo, Dave Schultze, Tom Gonsoulin, Charles Frankhauser, Jack Muntz, Ray Cameron, Al Beck, Corky Cornelius, Shorty Sherock, Mickey Mangano (trumpet); Dalton Rizzotto, Pat Virgadamo, Al Jordan, Floyd O'Brien, John Grassi, Greg Phillips, Chuck Evans, Sid Brantley, Charles McCamish, Bruce Squires, Jay Kelliher, Al Sherman, Babe Wagner, Tobee Tyler, Tommy Pederson (trombone); Joe Springer , Tony d'Amore, Bob Kitsis, Milt Raskin (piano).
Recording information: Chicago, IL (07/19/1938-07/13/1942); Los Angeles, CA (07/19/1938-07/13/1942); New York, NY (07/19/1938-07/13/1942).
Director: Gene Krupa.
Photographer: Charles Peterson .
Arrangers: Fred Norman; Gene Krupa; Walter Bates; Jimmy Munday; Elton Hill; Sam Donahue; Chappie Willett.
Anthology from 1988 featuring the biggest hits by drummer Gene Krupa heading his own band in 1940. This was period directly after Krupa left the Benny Goodman orchestra and formed his own big band that included tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura, and used arrangements from a young baritone saxophonist named Gerry Mulligan. ~ Ron Wynn